<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - San Diego Politics and Political News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.comen-usTue, 03 May 2016 15:20:05 -0700Tue, 03 May 2016 15:20:05 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[From Cruz Conspiracies to Cheering Muslims: Trump's Wild Claims ]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 13:59:36 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/trumpImages-527466972.jpg
In the latest in a string of incendiary comments, Donald Trump accused Ted Cruz’s father on Tuesday of links to President John F. Kennedy’s killer shortly before the president’s assassination.

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<![CDATA[As Indiana Heads to Polls, Candidates Scramble for Votes]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 07:38:01 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NC_lv50tweb_1920x1080.jpg
Voters in Indiana headed to the polls early on May 3, 2016, in a primary that's been called a must-win for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) if he wants to defeat front-runner Donald Trump for the GOP nomination.]]>
<![CDATA[Highlights From the 2016 Campaign Trail]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 13:51:20 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-527655454--indiana.jpg
The 2016 presidential race has been contentious and full of surprises, with candidates fighting to the finish in superdelegate states. Check out scenes from the campaign trail and keep track of the candidates as...

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<![CDATA[Sanders Within Striking Distance of Clinton for Ind. Primary]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 08:50:32 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/sanders-clinton-split.jpg
In Indiana, where the latest poll shows Sen. Bernie Sanders within striking distance of Hillary Clinton in the primary on Tuesday, Kristen Callihan will not even contemplate a general election without the...

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<![CDATA[Democratic Delegate Caucuses Yield Hard-Working Prospects]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 07:47:13 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Judy+Ki+Democratic+Possible+Delegate+California.jpg
On Sunday, dozens won places on the Clinton and Sanders tickets for the state’s June 7th balloting.]]>
<![CDATA['Trump Fence' Becomes Magnet For Selfies]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 13:10:11 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/WEB+TRUMP+JUMP_19182201+%281%29.gif
Who knew that a dull grey concrete barrier along U.S. 101 in Burlingame, California near the San Francisco International Airport would become a tourist attraction?

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<![CDATA[Ted Cruz Says Young Heckler Deserves a Spanking]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 10:34:14 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ted-cruz1.jpg
Ted Cruz responded to a young heckler who yelled out "you suck" during a campaign event in Indiana by telling the child that such an outburst would land him a spanking in the Cruz household.

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<![CDATA[Trump in Indiana Says China Is 'Raping' America]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 03:57:43 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/TRUMP_AP_16122772500150.jpg
Speaking about trade policy at a rally in Indiana, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took his rhetoric about China to a new level Sunday. "We can't continue to allow China to rape our country,"...

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<![CDATA[Sanders Insists He Can Still Win the Dem. Nomination]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 19:32:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/526912210-bernie-sanders-contested-convention.jpg
Facing a large delegate deficit, tough odds and just 10 remaining state contests, Senator Bernie Sanders made it clear Sunday that he intends to fight on to become the Democratic presidential nominee, NBC...

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<![CDATA[A Look at Clinton's Promise of a Cabinet Full of Women]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 14:42:00 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_16122673573195-hillary-clinton-campaign-trail.jpg
Hillary Clinton last week pledged that, if elected, she would appoint a presidential cabinet in which at least half of the members are women, a move that would profoundly shift the look of the people who govern...

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<![CDATA[Trump Leads Cruz in Crucial Indiana Primary: Poll]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 07:17:30 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_161110678355521.jpg
Donald Trump holds a 15-point lead over Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the potentially decisive May 3 presidential primary race in Indiana, according to results from a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist...

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<![CDATA[Obama Roasts GOP Candidates at WH Correspondents' Dinner]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 10:27:41 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/WhiteHouse-GettyImages-526666530.jpg
President Barack Obama pulled out the punches during the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, D.C., Saturday, taking jabs at the candidates vying for the Republican nomination.

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<![CDATA[Cruz Defends Position on 'Bathroom Bills' ]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 08:03:39 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/CruzMTP-Screen-Shot-2016-04-30-at-7.53.59-PM.jpg
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is standing his ground in his belief that allowing transgender people to use the bathroom of their choice opens the door for people "who are predators," dismissing criticism from reality...

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<![CDATA[White House Correspondents' Dinner 2016]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:13:40 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/WhiteHouseDinner-GettyImages-526658212.jpg
President Barack Obama hosts the 102nd White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, also known as the "Nerd Prom." The biggest names in politics and entertainment will come out to watch the event, also known...

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<![CDATA[Donald Trump Forced to 'Cross Border,' Hop Highway Wall]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:39:07 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/WEB+TRUMP+JUMP_19182201+%281%29.gif
Presidential candidate Donald Trump – someone who has professed to love walls - maneuvered around a highway median to get to the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Burlingame, California.

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<![CDATA[Clinton Team Shifting Staff to General Election States]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:18:26 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-524679204.jpg
Hillary Clinton’s campaign is preparing to hire staffers in some of the general election’s battleground states, NBC News reported.A Clinton campaign official told NBC News the first wave of new hires...

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<![CDATA[Trump's Bill Unpaid After 3 Months]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:13:01 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Trump-GettyImages-503927392.jpg
The city of Burlington, Vermont, is considering calling a debt collection agency on a billionaire: Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump.Mayor Miro Weinberger, a Democrat, said Trump is nearly...

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<![CDATA[Do Celebrity Endorsements Help or Hurt?]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 04:48:38 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DAWSON_GettyImages-521061462.jpg
Celebrity surrogates have been ubiquitous on the campaign trail this season, frequently been driving the 2016 news cycle — and in some cases, forcing their preferred candidates off message.In a crowded...

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<![CDATA[The Rocky History Between Cruz and Boehner]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:40:51 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/split2-cruz-boehner.jpg
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz personally told NBC News he had not met John Boehner, when he addressed comments made about him by the former House Speaker.But the two men do have a past: Ted Cruz was once Boehner’s...

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<![CDATA[Cub Reporter Broke 'Lucifer' Story]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:06:23 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/boehner-Ada_Throckmorton.jpg
Stanford Daily cub reporter Ada Statler-Throckmorton, 20, has spoken with big names and tackled weighty topics in the past.The student from Prairie City, Kansas, has done a Q&A with Whole Foods Market CEO John...

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<![CDATA['If We Win In Indiana, It's Over': Trump]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:48:52 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/TrumpIndiana-AP_16119692031356.jpg
Donald Trump set the stakes of the Indiana primary Thursday, saying he refused to take time off from the campaign trail because of the importance of the primary, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[USHCC Endorses Clinton, Kasich]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:46:34 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/split2-march15-kasich-clinton.jpg
The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday it is endorsing Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican John Kasich, in its first ever endorsement of any presidential candidate, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Testimony At Hastert Sentencing]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 04:04:43 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Hastert+Arrival.png
For seasoned court watchers, attorneys, even veteran prosecutors, the sentencing of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert proved to be powerful and troubling."Nothing is more disturbing than having 'serial child...

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<![CDATA[Tapping Fiorina Early, Cruz Echoes Reagan's Gamble]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 04:49:12 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/CRUZ_AP_16118751601761.jpg
Ted Cruz's unconventional decision to tap Carly Fiorina on Wednesday as his running mate echoes Ronald Reagan's gambit heading into the 1976 convention, a history that offers cautionary notes for Cruz.Reagan...

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<![CDATA[Get More Census Info for LGBTQ Community: Rep. Grijalva]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:35:03 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/RaulGrijalva-AP_82052430668.jpg
Arizona Democratic congressman Raúl Grijalva believes sexual orientation should be included in the Census to strengthen the LGBTQ community's access to resources and legislation, NBC News reported.Rep.

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<![CDATA[Hastert Gets 15 Months in Prison]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 04:07:14 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Hastert+Update.png
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison for breaking federal banking rules in a hush-money scheme attempting to cover up decades of sexual abuse.He was also...

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<![CDATA[Trump: Clinton Playing Woman Card]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:38:52 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/TRUMP_AP_16118114842811.jpg
Coming off a huge win on Tuesday night, Donald Trump said he has all but clinched the Republican nomination, NBC News reported. "I consider myself the presumptive nominee, absolutely," Trump said at a...

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<![CDATA[San Diego Taxpayers Seen At Risk In SDPD Love Triangle]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:51:53 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/4262016-SDPD-Cop-Hacking-GeneCub.jpg
The case stems from a cellphone hacking that SDPD officials knew about.

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<![CDATA['Independent' Option Confuses Voters: Poll]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:36:36 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Vote_Election_Day_1105_11.jpg
A poll from the LA Times found 3 out of 4 people were simply confused.

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<![CDATA[Primary Day: Voters in 5 States Cast Ballots]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:57:36 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/election-27-GettyImages-524665434.jpg
Democratic and Republican primary voters in five Northeastern states went to the polls on Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Bernie Sanders Floats Elizabeth Warren's Name for VP]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 07:53:41 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Sanders-Warren.jpg
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said a female vice president would be a "great idea" and mentioned Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren as an example of a woman qualified to hold the office.

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